Help With Winter Noreaster Property Damage

Winter Property Damage

We live in New York. We are no strangers to several inches, or even several feet of snow. During the cold winter months, it should come as no surprise that it is very possible to receive several inches of snow accumulation on your roof and/or other structures of your property. As light and fluffy as snow may seem as it gently floats to the ground, when compacted together, it becomes very, very heavy. The weight of the snow and ice that comes along with it can cause significant damage to your property from roof collapse and gutter damage. In addition to being heavy, that pretty snow and ice is also very, very wet. If the weight alone doesn’t do damage, the snow and ice itself has the perfect opportunity to seep through roof openings after sitting on the roof surface for an extended period of time. This can cause minor to major interior water damage to your home or business. It doesn’t matter if your roof functions as designed under normal circumstances — if there are even the smallest of cracks or crevices in your roof, snow melt can find its way in.

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Be on the Defense for Property Damage

As the winter months are upon us, pay close attention to your walls and ceilings. Be especially observant around wall and ceiling intersections. Some items to look for on your walls and ceilings include:

  • Spots
  • Streaks
  • Bubbling

Look closely – damage can manifest in places that are unnoticeable to the untrained eye. If you find damage, do yourself a favor, DON’T ignore it. If you notice water damage in your home and are considering filing a claim with your insurance company, you can call us at 1-800-624-3840 for a free, no obligation consultation with a licensed New York Public Adjuster. We will be with you every step of the way through the insurance claims process, offering you a helping hand, and making sure you walk away with everything you deserve. Enjoy the beauty of the winter season, but most importantly, stay safe! -Your friends at Claimly Public Adjustment